The swallow tails look complicated. Are they?

Swallow tails are the split tail found on our fish models. They are more work to build than the squash tails featured in our other boards, but not terribly complicated. The two places that swallow tails can trip you up are:

In fairing off the top of the tail block, which is mostly inside the board. The manual is explicit on this point, so read it carefully.

In fitting the fiberglass cloth up into the narrow part of the swallow tail. A small patch can be applied before the primary cloth application to ensure full coverage. Then, while the epoxy is setting up you can check back to make sure the cloth is tight.